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Adaptive determinism during salt-adaptation in Sorghum bicolr.
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PMID:  8527698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During adaptation to salinity, plants of Sorghum bicolor showed malformations affecting the leaves in development (DPL). At the end of the adaptation process, the plants were regrouped according to their pattern of DPL response. The distribution of the plant population in different patterns depended on environmental conditions. However, a positive relationship between the frequency of a pattern and its rate of development has been found. Similarly, a negative relation between the frequency of a pattern and the rate of senescence for the same pattern has been observed. The results reveal the existence of an orientation of the plant response towards the patterns with highest developmental rate and lowest rate of senescence. This property is defined as 'adaptive determinism'. Results indicate that the NaCl acts as a trigger for adaptation to a whole range of environmental perturbations. This suggests that adaptation to salinity is not a pre-programed response of the plants, and may be related to learning processes occurring in animals.
H Seligmann; G N Amzallag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bio Systems     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0303-2647     ISO Abbreviation:  BioSystems     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-01     Completed Date:  1996-02-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430773     Medline TA:  Biosystems     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Botany, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Cereals / drug effects,  growth & development,  physiology
Plant Physiological Phenomena*
Plants / drug effects,  growth & development
Sodium Chloride / pharmacology
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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